[ tan-uh-nah, -naw ]
/ ˈtæn əˌnɑ, -ˌnɔ /
noun, plural Tan·a·nas, (especially collectively) Tan·a·na for 2.
a river flowing NW from E Alaska to the Yukon River. About 650 miles (1,045 km) long.
a member of a North American Indian people of the Tanana River drainage basin in east-central Alaska.
the Athabaskan language of the Tanana.
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How to use Tanana in a sentence
A great silence hovered over the forest which bounded the banks of the Tanana River.
All these circumstances give to the Tanana the appearance of equality with the more important stream.
He came in the year 1879, and established a post for the purpose of trafficking in the furs of the Tanana Indians.
It lies on the Tanana River, practically at the head of navigation.
British Dictionary definitions for Tanana
a river in central Alaska, rising in the Wrangell Mountains and flowing northwest to the Yukon River. Length: about 765 km (475 miles)
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